Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery
Breast reduction cosmetic surgery costs will be an important starting point for many patients who are considering this procedure. In some cases, the costs may be covered by insurance if breast reduction is performed as a medical necessity.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast reduction to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding communities.
The following stipulations may influence the actual price tag of breast reduction surgery:
The fee charged by the surgeon is an important component in the overall cost of breast reduction. The fee may vary based on the skills, experience and recognition of the surgeon in the field of breast surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends patients to choose the best possible surgeon for their needs, and view surgeon’s fee only as a secondary consideration.
Location of the Practice
The sticker price of breast reduction may vary depending on the practice location. The cost of living can be different from one region to another, which will impact the cost of various products and services, including the cost of surgical services. Prices of surgical procedures may be higher in main metropolitan areas and prime urban centers compared to smaller location in interior regions.
Anesthesia and Operating Room Costs
If the surgeon decides to perform breast reduction using general anesthesia, the fee charged by the anesthesia team should be considered. The cost of a surgical facility may also vary depending on the kind of surgical technology, amenities, staff, services and care provided at a particular facility.
These may include costs of medical tests, mammograms, prescription medications, surgical garments, and post-operative visits to the surgeon’s office. Patients should take into account all these related expenses to have an accurate estimate of the overall costs of surgery.
Extent of Surgery
The cost of breast reduction plastic surgery may even differ from one patient to another at the same practice. This could depend on the complexity of a case and how much time it may take to perform the procedure. Some patients may require only liposuction, which will bring down the costs, while others may need liposuction in conjunction with breast tissue excision, which could marginally increase the costs.
In some cases, the patient may choose a combination of procedures such as breast reduction and breast lift or tummy tuck, or a mommy makeover including breast reduction. The overall procedure will become more cost-effective in such cases, even though the absolute cost will increase.
Insurance and Financing
Breast reduction costs will not be covered under health insurance when it is performed solely for aesthetic reasons. However, if it is performed for medical reasons, full or partial coverage may be possible under the patient’s health insurance plan. Patients should discuss with their insurance provider to determine their coverage.
If insurance is not possible, the patient may consider financing options to make payments conveniently within their monthly budget. Experienced female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas and nearby areas for breast reduction surgery.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.